Butyrate as an effective treatment of congenital chloride diarrhea.

@article{Canani2004ButyrateAA,
  title={Butyrate as an effective treatment of congenital chloride diarrhea.},
  author={Roberto Berni Canani and Gianluca Terrin and Pia Cirillo and Giuseppe Castaldo and Francesco Salvatore and Giuseppe Cardillo and Anna Coruzzo and Riccardo Troncone},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={127 2},
  pages={630-4}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Many therapeutic attempts have demonstrated to be ineffective in reducing the severity of congenital chloride diarrhea and its long-term complications. The short-chain fatty acid butyrate stimulates intestinal water and ion absorption through a variety of mechanisms, including the activation of a parallel Cl-/butyrate and Na+/H+ exchanger. In this case report, we report the therapeutic efficacy of butyrate on an 11-year-old patient affected by congenital chloride diarrhea… CONTINUE READING
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